Khusro Bagh

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Khusro Bagh is a large historical garden, in which tombs of Prince Khusro, the eldest son of Emperor Jahangir and Sultan Begum are located. The three sandstone mausoleums within this walled garden, represent an exquisite example of Mughal architecture. The design of its main entrance, the surrounding gardens and the three-tier tomb of Sultan Begum has been attributed to Aqa Reza, Jahangir’s principal court artist.

The tomb has a large chhatri that surmounts the plinth and inscriptions that adorn her tomb. Next to the Begum’s tomb is the tomb of Khusrau’s sister, Nithar. However Nithar’s mausoleum is empty and it does not contain her tomb within it. Architecturally, this is the most elaborate of the three. It lies on an elevated platform and is adorned with panels depicting the scalloped arch motif. Within the plinth are rooms, whose ceilings have been elaborately painted with stars in concentric circles. The central room has on its walls floral decorations depicting Persian cypresses, wine vessels, flowers and plants.

The tomb of Khusro is the last of the three tombs. Khusro was first imprisoned within the garden after he rebelled against his father Jahangir. He was killed in an attempt to escape on the orders of Khusro’s brother and Jahangir’s third son Khurram, who later became the Emperor Shah Jahan.

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  • The front view of Khusro Bagh
  • The tomb of Nisar Begum
  • The Sultan Begum's tomb

How to Reach:

By Air

Bamrauli Airport, Prayagraj - 6 km Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi - 150 Km Amausi International Airport, Lucknow - 200 Km

By Train

Prayagraj Railway Junction - 1 km Prayag Station - 8 km Rambagh Station - 5 km

By Road

Civil Lines Bus Stand - 4 km